Cranleigh Show to continue without cattle competition

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One of the oldest and most traditional annual agricultural shows in Britain is being held this weekend in the shape of the 66th annual Cranleigh Show.

The entire family can enjoy a packed day of events at The Showground in Bookhurst Road on Sunday August 5 as this renowned show will once again provide world class displays for every type of animal lover, stunt enthusiast, or horse fanatic.

Although the heavy rain has meant the cancellation of the cattle competition there will still be a small display of cattle included in the show of farm animals which includes pigs, pygmy goats and sheep.

The horse section at the Show is renowned for its turnout and high standard of horses and this year sees the launch of the Cranleigh Show Supreme Championships, sponsored by Shotter and Byers Equine Veterinary Practice. All the champions from the day’s classes will compete in the Main Jack Nash Ring in front of the crowds for the title of ‘Cranleigh Show 2012 Supreme Champion’. Prize monies of £80 for the champion and £40 for the reserve champion will be awarded. Postal entries are now closed but all classes can be entered on the day, subject to availability.

The most experienced stunt team in Great Britain, James Dylan’s Stuntworld, will provide a new-style Stunt Show with the latest motorcycles and a remarkable buggy.

Bob Hogg, a member of the International Sheepdog Society who travels throughout the country and has appeared on national television several times, will provide a display showing how he trains his team of working sheepdogs.

Bird of prey displays will be run by experienced and professional falconers with a passion for the birds.

The professional display provides a large selection of birds including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and vultures.

Andrew Farley’s gundog demonstrations will show the different stages of gundog training and ‘live’ pigeons are used for the ‘quartering’ demonstration, which always amazes the crowd.

Worldwide stunt performer and world record winner, James Dylan, has got together a team of the most talented riders that are sure to amaze with their unbelievable skills.

His exploits have been shown on various television shows including The World’s Most Amazing Videos.

Many old favourites will be returning, including Titan the Robot, terrier and ferret racing and many trade stands and stalls offering fine bone china, spas and pools, garden furniture, gift ideas, and clothes

The food marquee will offer many tempting foods to taste and buy - and rural craft demonstrations will take place in the crafts marquee.

KISS driving school will return for a second year, bringing cars to allow teenagers to have a go at driving in an allocated area.

For more information visit the website at www.cranleighshow.org.uk or call 01306 712050. Gates open at 8.30am and close at 6pm.